Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi claimed that Deputy President William Ruto was also barred from travelling to Tanzania before the cancellation of his trip to Uganda on Monday, August 2 2021.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, August 4, Sudi alleged that the DP was to leave for Tanzania when they were informed that he was not granted clearance to fly out.
The MP told journalists that Ruto changed plans and informed his team they would fly to Uganda and abandon the Tanzania trip for a later date. However, on their way to the airport, the deputy president was notified that his passport would not be stamped.Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi addressing the press at his home in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County
Sudi stated that he received a call telling him of their passport woes and the person on the other end asked him to liaise with the DP who would obtain clearance from the immigration department.
"We aborted our mission to Tanzania and when we asked why the trip was cancelled we were told to ask State House. We decided to head to Uganda which was part of our itinerary but on the way to the airport, we learnt that our passports were not stamped because the immigration people were asked not to stamp our passports," Sudi stated.
"The Director-General of Immigration told Ruto that Matiag'i had asked them not to stamp our passports and the boss called Matiang'i who never answered his calls but he called back later and told him that he did not direct immigration to not stamp their passports," he added.
He claimed that Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua was also contacted and he informed the DP that efforts to reach the President on the matter were futile forcing Ruto and his entourage to abandon their mission altogether.
The lawmaker also noted that Ruto was being civil in his explanation on why he was blocked from leaving for Uganda during an interview on Inooro on Wednesday, August 8.
Ruto stated that the decision to deny him authority to leave the country was politically instigated following the emergent leadership differences between him and pro-President Uhuru Kenyatta allies.
He argued that the President allies acted maliciously and were out to frustrate and humiliate him as a person and holder of the office of the Deputy President.
The DP further pointed that the decision to block him was aimed at creating animosity between him and the President, saying that he would not fall into that trap.DP William Ruto alights from a helicopterFile
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